Howes grad­u­ates from Re­serve of­fi­cers’ train­ing

The Calvert Recorder - - Engagement -

Christo­pher T. Howes, a stu­dent at Rens­se­lear Polytech­nic In­sti­tute in Troy, N.Y., has grad­u­ated from the Army Re­serve Of­fi­cers’ Train­ing Corps Cadet Ini­tial En­try Train­ing at Fort Knox, Ky.

The train­ing is a 30-day out­come-driven event that trains and ed­u­cates cadets on ba­sic mil­i­tary tasks and de­vel­ops the crit­i­cal think­ing skills nec­es­sary to be­come a U.S. Army of­fi­cer. Cadets are ob­served and eval­u­ated dur­ing class­room and field train­ing ex­er­cises to de­ter­mine their of­fi­cer po­ten­tial in lead­er­ship abil­i­ties and skills. Through chal­leng­ing, mo­ti­vat­ing, “hands-on” train­ing ex­er­cises, they ac­quire a sound un­der­stand­ing of tra­di­tional lead­er­ship val­ues, fun­da­men­tal mil­i­tary skills, Army prin­ci­ples and ethics and the War­rior ethos. Ba­sic ri­fle marks­man­ship, small arms tac­tics, drill and cer­e­mony, mil­i­tary com­mu­ni­ca­tions, com­bat wa­ter sur­vival train­ing, rap­pelling, land nav­i­ga­tion and squad-level op­er­a­tions field train­ing are also com­po­nents of the pro­gram.

The cadets grad­u­ate with greater dis­ci­pline and phys­i­cal con­di­tion­ing and with new­found self-con­fi­dence, ini­tia­tive, lead­er­ship skills, de­ci­sion mak­ing and col­lec­tive team co­he­sion.

Howes is the son of Charles T. Howes Iii of Dunkirk and Jes­sica A. Howes of Prince Fred­er­ick.

He is a 2016 grad­u­ate of Calvert High School.

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